Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Demon barber to possess crowds at the FAC

By Alissa Mesibov

November 18, 2009

Filed under Theatre

The UMass Theater Guild’s production of Sweeney Todd opens tonight. The musical features a cast and artistic team composed almost entirely of UMass students. The plot surrounds the story of Benjamin Barker, a barber who returns to Lon...

Slideshow: Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory

By Matthew Harrison

November 13, 2009

Filed under Arts & Living, Fine Arts, Slideshows, Theatre, Web-Exclusive

Cirque Mechanics in a Birdhouse Factory came to the Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night for a fun-filled circus made up of former members of Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus, and the Moscow Circus....

Genetic Imperfection shadows soon-to-be cult classic “Repo”

By Alissa Mesibov

November 1, 2009

Filed under Theatre

On Friday, Oct. 30, Genetic Imperfection of South Hadley presented their first annual Halloween production of “Repo: The Genetic Opera” at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The group of performers mimicked, or “shadowe...

‘Repo: the Genetic Opera’ to show in Northampton

By Alissa Mesibov

October 29, 2009

Filed under Theatre

“Repo: The Genetic Opera,” is a horror musical directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, of Saw fame. Set in the year 2056, Repo introduces us to a world where one company, GeneCo, has control. In this world, surgery is commonplace...

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again…and again and again

By Alissa Mesibov

October 26, 2009

Filed under Theatre

For most people “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a film to see once a year for Halloween. This is not the case for the Come Again Players of South Hadley, Mass. Every Saturday at midnight, this troupe of everyday locals transform into the characters from the cult classic. They mimic, or “...

Post-Cold War View on “West Side Story”

By Steven Baum

October 21, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Throughout October, Amherst Cinema will be screening three classic films from the 1950s: "Rebel Without a Cause," "West Side Story," and "Jailhouse Rock." The films are being shown as part of an exhibition entitled, "The 1950s:...

UPC hosts talent show

By Rachel Dougherty

October 14, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Tuesday night’s Registered Student Organization (RSO) talent show marked the first in a series of Homecoming events organized by the University Programming Council (UPC). The show was hosted by guest comedian Tim Young and featured...

Dance Takes the Fine Arts Center by Storm

By Anshalee Guarnieri

October 6, 2009

Filed under Fine Arts, Theatre

The art of dance thrives in this season’s Fine Arts Center Series lineup. Seven of this season’s 16-show schedule will be made up of dance productions covering a variety of themes. Dance parties, sword fights and Abraham Lincoln...

Warhol’s Art and Legacy Comes to UMass Gallery

By Samantha Marsh

September 22, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Correction appended The University of Massachusetts will be showcasing the works of Andy Warhol and related artists at the University Gallery, beginning today, Sept. 23. There are two exhibits which will be displayed at the ...

‘Alegria’ for all

By Alissa Mesibov

September 17, 2009

Filed under Theatre

The performance falls somewhere between circus and theater with its impressive acrobatics and implied themes. There is something for everyone in this one-of-a-kind performance. Before the show begins, there is a pre-show,...

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Alegria’ expected to shine at UMass

By Alissa Mesibov

September 15, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Cirque du Soleil, arguably the most famous circus in the world, will be performing one of their best-known shows, “Alegria,” at the University of Massachusetts starting tonight. Cirque du Soleil, or “Circus of the Sun,” began in 198...

Singer-songwriter/comedian Bo Burnham thrills crowds

By Jeffrey C. Larnard

September 13, 2009

Filed under Theatre

Bo Burnham looks a little awkward. With his mused hair and his wire-rimmed glasses, the singer-songwriter-comedian famous for broadcasting angsty videos of himself over YouTube isn’t exactly the sort you’d expect would rake i...